ISU Police responds to several clown sightings over the weekend

The clown is described as wearing all pink clothing, red wig, red nose and red, white and blue shoes.

No reports of people dressed as clowns threatening the public have been received by Arlington Police Department as of Monday.

"Thankfully we didn't come across any creepy clowns and so therefore in our area here I believe it was somewhat of a hoax", Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha said.

CINCINNATI (AP) - A suburban Cincinnati school district has closed schools after a woman reported being grabbed around the neck by a male dressed as a clown who she said made a threat against students.

The NYPD has a message for New Yorkers ahead of Halloween: Don't fear the creepy clowns. In Pennsylvania, there have been numerous instances of suspicious clown sightings, including a clown that harassed children near a playground and another report of a clown peering through someone's windows.

People in other parts of OH and other states have reported scary or suspicious encounters with people dressed like clowns in recent weeks.

Some of the sightings across at least 10 states have been deemed false.

These are just the latest incidents in New Jersey.

The boy was arrested as part of a separate but similar investigation, according to police, who said the girl was released to the custody of her parents.

According to HISD, a 14-year-old student has been charged in connection with a "clown" threat.

Kent State police received a phone call Monday night about an image of a clown on campus and dispatched officers found no confirmed sightings.

He is a little anxious about the perception the creepy clown sightings will have on his work, but says he'll try to ignore it and just do his job.

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"If residents do happen to run across somebody dressed as a clown and they have a weapon - or they're not sure if it's real or not - call us, and we'll deal with that", he said.

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